Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nu-Art Series to present jazz singers in July

The Nu-Art Series has announced a slate of four Saturday afternoon concerts in July featuring St. Louis singers interpreting songs associated with famous jazz vocalists.

Nikki Washington gets it started on Saturday, July 3 with the songs of Sarah Vaughan, followed on July 10 by Felicia Ezell doing the music of Ella Fitzgerald. After a week's respite, the series resumes on July 24 with Mardra Thomas (pictured) singing Nancy Wilson, and wraps up on July 31 with Erika Johnson interpreting the repertoire of Anita O'Day.

All four performances will take place starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Gallery, 2936 Locust St. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, call 314-535-6500, or visit the Nu-Art Series website.

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